Grateful Dead Live at Newcastle City Hall on 1972-04-11
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This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
Greatest Story Ever Told
Black Throated Wind
Big Boss Man
Beat It On Down The Line
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band
Next Time You See Me
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Big Railroad Blues
Ramble On Rose
The Other One ->
Comes A Time
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|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|Big Boss Man|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|China Cat Sunflower >|
|I Know You Rider|
|Playing In The Band|
|Next Time You See Me|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Ramble On Rose|
|The Other One >|
|Comes A Time|
|One More Saturday Night|
- 2008-09-04 21:35:08
- MR(recorded by Rex Jackson)>R(JG)>R(WB) Maxell UD XL reel tape @ 3 3/4 ips>Apogee Mini Me(24/96)>Apogee Mini DAC(monitoring)>LYNX ONE soundcard>Wavelab 5.0(dithered to 20/44)>CD
- Newcastle, England
- This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
- Run time
- SBD > Master Reel
- Taped by
- Rex Jackson
- Transferred by
- Matt Smith and Jamie Waddell
- Newcastle City Hall
Subject: Yes the recording is dark and hissy, but I like it
Playin' is very dynamic. Looks Like Rain with pedal steel is the best.
Good Lovin' through Truckin' is remarkably well played.
ANYWAYS, yeah, this one cooks. Pig has some vocals troubles during Mr. Charlie, and the rest of the first set is pretty standard stuff but starts to heat up with that Playin' (over ***much*** too quickly!). Looks Like Rain, with Jer's steel guitar and the boys harmonizing (no Donna) sounds absolutely heartbreaking.
Set 2 really digs in with that Truckin' on to Comes a Time. What an amazing hour+ of music. Was this the first time they tried out that "Groovy Jam" thing that made its way into so many 73-74 China Cats?
Yeah, as Chris said: get the official release. It sounds amazing.
Subject: Saturday Night?
Beyond that, wonderful show, just like the rest of Europe '72, which, for very good reason, is finally being released in its entirety, remastered on HDCD. Can't wait for the crisp wonderful quality of a commercial release on all of the recordings. But it's gonna be expensive, so stream/download these shows while you still can, the box set comes out in a month.
You can't go wrong with Europe '72. No show's a dud.
Subject: Worth Repeating Many Many Times
Newcastle puts nearly everything else in 1972 to shame.
Try this experiment: listen to the show out of only the left channel (or whichever channel has Bobby's guitar on your set-up). You'll discover then the answer to the question: why does everything after 1974 sound so different? In a nutshell -- Weir never came closer to eclipsing Jerry as a guitarist than he did during 1972-74 -- at least until the time that it no longer mattered (i.e., anyone could have done so in the band's final decade).
Even Keith Richards might have raised an eyebrow after listening to Weir's explosive chords during the instrumental section of Greatest Story Ever Told. And his sublime counterpoint on songs like Deal and Tennessee Jed brings tears to my eyes.
That said, you'll want to have both channels working for most occasions. :) Jer's pedal steel on Looks Like Rain is really really sweet -- my favorite version of this song by a long shot.
Subject: Good performance with a terrific second set...
Minor sound issues detract somewhat from what is otherwise another very compelling Europe '72 performance. In spite of GEMS efforts, this remains quite hissy, though it is still by all means a highly enjoyable recording. The centerpiece of this show is of course, the dynamite second set jam suite that was included in the Steppin' Out release. Other highlights of this fairly well played show include an excellent China/Rider, a particularly hot performance of Playin' in The Band and a terrific Good Lovin'.
After an unspectacular first set, this show really cranks up during the loose but well jammed Truckin' and superb Other One that includes some brief Caution licks and a not entirely developed but nonetheless beautiful Feelin' Groovy Jam. The jam after Truckin' contains a gorgeous duet between Keith and Jerry before Phil takes over just a few minutes before the drums segment, providing a rather unique and jazzy bass themed movement almost initiating The Other One. This one is structured somewhat like the Dark Stars of the period; an exploraratory pre-verse intro that covers quite a bit of ground, then visits multiple themes before melting down into space before the second verse conclusion. A precursor to the amazing performances to come. (95 pts)
Subject: Heh Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?
I guess there's no point in asking for your daughter's hand in marriage then?
Sorry to have caused you so much offence but "Newcastle" is very close to me (where I went to university & my football ['sarker'] club) and it pisses me off when people get it wrong. Just like Deadheads would be offended if others spoke of Benny Garcia or Dave Weir or Norbert Lesh .... maybe? Yep, I do like things to be done properly (even though I make my own fair share of up-cocks!) but the point about the Dead being professional must have gone over your head (maybe 'cos it was stuck up your arse?). Yep, they make their own fair share of flubs too (eg Bob getting Truckin' wrong again and again and again) but, despite this, their standard is very, very high and is generally very, very professional - and that's why I love them - warts and all.
Oh-Um-Oh-Ah (or whatever) - don't just take my word for it - ask PM Tell and/or other more established forumites ....... they'll give you the lowdown.
But, back to the music, for those who have got this far and haven't dropped-off - this is a megga show (as per all of Europe '72) and worthy of 5 stars, despite being (described by the Dead as) the coldest place on earth - if you think Newcastle CIty Hall is cold, try St James' Park on relegation day.
Gotta fly (bigger fish to fry) but (douchebag) what about me marrying your daughter? Then we can have even more intense/prolonged 'discussions' a la father/son-in-law ..........
Subject: reviewing the reviewers
As for the show, I can listen to pretty rough AUDs and still enjoy them but what I can't tolerate is tape hiss. This SBD has plenty of it and the instrument levels are on the verge of being almost good or almost muddy. I'd give it a 6/10. The performance makes up for it though! EUROPE '72!
Subject: Pretty Groovy
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" April 11, 1972 at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England
Thirty seven years and "two days ago" the GRATEFUL DEAD performed live in Newcastle, England. Where were you?
The sound of this show could be better...this is one of them shows you're gonna want to EQ for playback.
"~Very Magical~" show from Europe, 1972.
A "must have" show for all collectors of 1972 GRATEFUL DEAD.
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Subject: Exceptional Re-Creation...
this is a show you have to stick with to sluice its nuggets, but you shall not be disappointed. The other reviews are also revealing. Yes, there's hissiness, etc. You must work through it if you wish to extract much fine gold.
5 stars due to the overall effort presented by the band and the subsequent diligent efforts of people who love this music and live to give it.
Subject: Cream Of The Crop
Of special note is the "Feeling Groovy" jam during The Other One. I don't remember ever hearing the band do that particular jam during The Other One before. It starts at about the 11:20 mark and goes on for about three minutes before drifting into a quiet jam by Jerry, Keith and Phil. Truly stunning! It gives this particular version of the song a vibe truly unique unto itself.
The sound quality is vastly improved with this master source being made available. Many thanks for uploading this Gem! Highly recommended!